Kristina Bassi

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My Story

I was born and raised in the bay area (Los Altos, CA) and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2020. Dogs have been in my family for a couple generations. My paternal grandfather had working dobermans while serving in the military. He instilled in me the importance of training and playing with dogs at a very early age. Both my parents and I lived with dogs for most of our lives. As a kid, I loved training my dogs to do tricks and play ball together. I came into more formal dog training through fostering dogs in NYC. I fostered dogs who were extremely fearful, reactive, and high energy. I began learning from other trainers and watching youtube videos. Then, I worked at a behavior rehab, training and boarding facility in the Lower East Side, called Dream Come True K9. This is where I started to formally learn balanced training methods, attend seminars, and began to cultivate my own philosophy on training. I found TPA through Jerri's instagram. I loved the #openmindedapproach and how Jerri spoke about dog training. I started an apprenticeship with Jerri that led to an internship, which culminated in becoming the NYC trainer for TPA. I come from a background in athletics. I've played highly competitive sports my entire life (soccer, basketball, track & field, swimming, etc.). I went to Stanford University and played NCAA D1 Field Hockey for 5 years. My experience as a student athlete has deeply informed how I approach dog training. The consistency & discipline to work hard and practice everyday translates to dog training very well. Outside of dog training, I pride myself in being a well-rounded person with many practical skills. I work as a Head of Marketing for a tech start up called ManageXR. I coach a JV field hockey team in NYC. I work as an EMT for the Park Slope Volunteer Ambulance Corp. And I still play field hockey in an adult league during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. For fun, I love cooking, eating, listening to music, reading sci-fi, spending time with friends, and cycling around the city. I identify as queer and use they/them or she/her pronouns.

Services Available

Board and Train

LIMA training - Play-based training - Specializes in city & apartment living with dogs

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Tri State Area

Please email me for more information! Boarding and sitting services available around me.

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Tri State Area

An option if virtual is not.  Reach out to me so we can chat and find the best course of action and plan for you and your pup

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Tri State Area

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The perfect blend of virtual and in person training

Same great 4 week virtual training program with daily checkins PLUS an in person visit at the end to fine tune everything you learned, answer any lingering questions and have some personal time with Kristina

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Contact

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I live in a collective house with 6 roommates. We have systems for sharing labor and working together. We cooperate to cook, clean, and shop for each other. My favorite thing about living this way is that I get a home cooked meal almost 5 nights a week. When the system works well, we all do less work.

Kristina

Kristina Bassi

Torta; 2 years old; Great Pyrenees, American Bully, and Pit Bull mix